River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles. Transfer time from Memphis International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 3, 2021 Terrance H Memphis, Tennessee

Our first time staying but it was an amazing experience. The room was amazing, great river view and the staff was there for any questions that we may have had. Near the hotel was all that we needed for dining and more.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location, Lovely Room

Apr 20, 2021 Elizabeth P Dallas, Texas

Stayed for one night and was really happy with 1. the fantastic view of the river 2. how clean and comfortable my room was. The staff were all friendly and accommodating. Overall this was a beautiful place and I’d definitely recommend it! Only bad part of my stay was the apple pancakes I ordered for my complimentary a la carte breakfast. They just… Read more
Stayed for one night and was really happy with 1. the fantastic view of the river 2. how clean and comfortable my room was. The staff were all friendly and accommodating. Overall this was a beautiful place and I’d definitely recommend it! Only bad part of my stay was the apple pancakes I ordered for my complimentary a la carte breakfast. They just threw some apple cubes coated in cinnamon in the batter... the apples were dry and tasted almost savory. I’m sure other menu items are probably better so I’d just recommend ordering something else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful stay!

Apr 11, 2021 789billd Woodbridge, Virginia

We stayed here for a family friend’s wedding and it was marvelous! The staff was very accommodating to our changing plans and did everything possible to make our stay great. The complimentary breakfast was fantastic. There are a few shops and restaurants within walking distance which were very nice. There is no dedicated parking but it wasn’t a… Read more
We stayed here for a family friend’s wedding and it was marvelous! The staff was very accommodating to our changing plans and did everything possible to make our stay great. The complimentary breakfast was fantastic. There are a few shops and restaurants within walking distance which were very nice. There is no dedicated parking but it wasn’t a problem to find parking on the street. We would definitely stay here again! Read less
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Apr 8, 2021 cindyrayw Murfreesboro

We highly recommend the River Inn at Harbor Town for a romantic getaway. Everyone was friendly. The suite was beautiful and clean. The food was excellent. Best quick romantic getaway for us. We plan to go back and stay longer on our next visit.
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Apr 8, 2021 shirleyadykstra Zeeland, Michigan

Nothing could have been better for us; after 4 nights we hated to leave! Wonderful view of the Mississippi, open windows to view the beautiful grounds and feel the springtime air, also a delightful walkable neighborhood and Greenbelt to enjoy.